Book Review: Shye Ryder

Making Mandi by Shye Ryder
Making Mandi
by Shye Ryder
What About Marsha? by Shye Ryder
What About Marsha?
by Shye Ryder

#ReadingIsResistance

Title: Making Mandi & What About Marsha?
Author: Shye Ryder
Publisher: Mordant Media

Full disclosure:  I have worked as proofreader, and sometime copy editor, for Mordant Media.  I make it a policy not to review books I have also worked on.

I can’t do justice to these books anyway.  Not being the target audience, it’s hard to judge whether Shye’s books are a good fit for the lesbian romance genre.  What I will say is what a great time we live in, where lesbian romance is an openly acknowledged legitimate genre for readers, and writers.

My eyes are not shut to the continuing fight for equality for everyone not white, straight male.  Especially in today’s political climate.  But to have writers like Shye Ryder take a step out in boldness and write stories about characters who reflect a reality other than hetero-normative, is a wonderful thing.

If romance, lesbian or not, is your thing, check out Shye Ryder’s work.

#readingisresistance is a collaboration between readers and book bloggers who believe in the activism of reading; especially in the current political climate. Reading enriches, teaches, and allows us to experience the lives of others. It leads us to understanding. It forces us to confront the hard questions, and asks us to engage with the world in a way which leads to change. Join the resistance, read.

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